December 11, 20161st2nd3rd4th1OT Final
TENNESSEE STATE141712181677
Lipscomb141319151071
Stats at a GlanceTSULIP
FG Percentage.484 (30-62) .509 (27-53)
3P FG Percentage.350 (7-20) .391 (9-23)
FT Percentage.500 (10-20) .471 (8-17)
Offensive Rebounds148
Defensive Rebounds2324
Total Rebounds3732
Turnovers2325
Steals129
Bench Points1317
LeadersTSULIP
PointsDAVIS - 16
CAGLE - 24
ReboundsJONES - 9
CAGLE - 7
AssistsDAVIS - 5
MANOS - 11
StealsJONES - 4
CAGLE - 6
BlocksDAVIS - 1
PARKER - 1
JONES - 1
BEARD - 1
TURNER - 1
CAGLE - 1
Lady Bisons drop overtime thriller to TSU at home
Sunday, December 11, 2016
By Logan Butts
Lady Bisons drop overtime thriller to TSU at home

NASHVILLE – It was a back-and-forth contest on Sunday Afternoon in Allen Arena as the Lipscomb women’s basketball team (1-9) lost an overtime thriller to Tennessee State (2-5).

It was an even affair throughout regulation, as the Lady Bisons and the Tigers entered overtime tied at 61.

TSU sealed the victory with free throws in the final moments as they pulled away, outscoring Lipscomb 16-10 in the five-minute extra frame.

Junior Loren Cagle turned in an impressive stat line in the loss with a game-high 24 points, a team-high eight rebounds, five assists, and a career-best six steals, and one block. The point guard was 10-17 from the field and played 42 minutes in the contest.

Junior Meredith Lovelady added 12 points, while senior Alex Banks earned 10 points and six boards.

Freshman point guard Lexi Manos dished out a game-high, career-best 11 assists to go along with five rebounds.

Head Coach Greg Brown’s Thoughts:

“I’m proud of them. They had a great intensity level. They made plays. When we were down, Lo made a couple of big plays. They never tanked it or anything like that. The only thing we can keep telling them is to keep plugging away. And I know it’s a broken cliché of the process, but I think we are really, really close to breaking through.

“Loren’s a tough kid. She filled the stat line up. The biggest thing with Lo this week is that I’ve heard her voice more this week than I have ever. I think that maturity has kicked in. Everybody loves and respects her and I was glad to see that carry over today.

“We got 18 assists on 27 baskets which is good. Free throws and turnovers will come back and be the difference for us. I’m proud of the effort, and I’m proud of us putting ourselves in the position to win. That’s all we can ask right now.

“It’s tough because everybody plays to win. It’s frustrating, but they’ve done an unbelievable job of buying in and staying on target and staying on pace. We’ve talked about perseverance and determination.

“At the end of December, everyone is going to start over at zero and zero. We’ve got a tough road, and we feel like that should help us heading to conference.”

QUICK HITS:

  • Five Tigers finished in double-figures: I’mani Davis (16), Olivia Jones (15), Diamond Beatty (13), Jayda Johnson (10), and Maxine Beard (10).
  • The Lady Bisons lost the rebounding battle 37-32, but won the assist tally 21-12.
  • Each team’s defense forced several turnovers, as Lipscomb turned it over 25 times and TSU had 23.
  • Lipscomb shot a season-best 50.9 (27-53) percent from the field.
  • There were 11 ties and 15 lead changes in the tight contest.

UP NEXT: The Lady Bisons will have a pair of road games next up on the schedule as they travel to Western Kentucky on December 15 and Ball State on December 18.